Architectural Web Portal and Interactive CAD Learning in Hungary

Architectural Web Portal and Interactive CAD Learning in Hungary

Attila Somfai
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-659-9.ch002
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It is opportune to show the teaching web portal of the Faculty of Architecture at “Széchenyi István” University (, its conformation and use. Nowadays, the Internet helps to look into Hungarian and foreign study aids, architectural websites, and novelties. The Internet has created potential new and effective ways of cooperation between lecturers and students of the university and other institutions of higher education. The teaching web portal mentioned above realizes the diversity and complexity of architecture with efficient grouping of information, and is attentive to high professional standards. Computer Aided Architectural Modeling ( is one of the new types of online lecture notes, where many narrated screen capture videos show the proper usage of CAD software instead of text and figures. This interactive type of learning helps students become more independent learners. This type of teaching modality provides the opportunity for students who need more time to acquire subject matter by viewing video examples again. Success of our departments’ common web initiations can be measured through Internet statistics and feedback of the students and external professionals.
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Electronic Teaching Knowledge Bases As Archetypes

Through existing domestic professional databases and ideas there were favourable impulses given for a new viable concept suitable for the above detailed wide-ranging demands at our university. These were then complemented a continuous “evolutionary” development – after the starting period – taking into consideration the users’ feedbacks.

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